Collins Dauda’s brother accused of slapping police commander at a registration centre

Acting General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) John Boadu says a police commander on duty at Asutifi South District in the Brong Ahafo Region was slapped by muscular men – popularly known as machomen – on the final day of the limited voters’ registration exercise.

The machomen, he alleged, are associated with the Minister of Water Resources Collins Dauda’s brother.

The exercise, which began on Thursday April 28, has had some challenges, ranging from lack of inadequate registration centers to poor public education.

Speaking on 3FM’s Sunrise, the NPP National Organiser raised concerns about the vigilance of the security services in situations like this and says he is worried about his next move in relations to elections in those areas.

“I was in Asutifi South [Sunday] and most of the secondary school students were physically prevented from registering.

“I was also there myself three days ago and the intervention of the police did not help matters and even the police commander was slapped by Collins Dauda’s brother who was leading thugs at the various polling stations.

“How can a whole police commander be slapped in front of people and he has no remedy and can’t arrest the person because it is a minister’s brother who is leading thugs to do so?” he asked.

John Boadu said other police officers have been “terrified’ by the incident.

“At Naksei, where I was attacked, the police gave warning shots and the thugs were firing back and the police are aware that they are fully armed but nothing is being done

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“I would have also been attacked if it wasn’t for the intervention of my personal security but in the process my constituency chairman was also beaten up.

“I think the Electoral Commission should have heeded to the call especially of the tertiary institutions where most of them were having their exams.

“I think that for security situations, if all things being equal considering what has gone on, it portends a very bad and bleak situation for us as a people”.

Chief Inspector Broni is the officer alleged to have been slapped by Collins Dauda’s brother

By Nana Afrane Asante||Ghana